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Program Assistant

Salary:  £29,628 per annum plus excellent benefits
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week worked Monday to Friday
Organization: High Commission of Canada
Location: Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London
Type of Employment:  1 Year Term (to January 2017)
Number of Positions to Fill: 1

Closing Date: Sunday, 13th December 2015

(An Eligibility list may be created from this process for other positions at this level within the Immigration Department).

Summary of Position

Under general supervision of an officer and working as part of a team, provides multi-tasked support services to the Immigration section. Communicates and assists clients to understand the immigration application process/requirements and enable their compliance. Monitors, tracks and analyzes applications and identifies shortcomings at various stages, records, updates and verifies information in departmental information systems. Makes recommendations on applications to officers based on established legislation and policies. Manages correspondence in the office and decides on appropriate action, drafting routine correspondence to client and other stakeholder enquiries and/or referring the issue to an officer, as appropriate. Arranges and participates in meetings, both internal and external, and/or provides logistical support for events. Accesses departmental information systems to support information gathering for the processing of applications. Utilizes automated tools such as personal computers, photocopiers, scanners, fax machines and telephones to facilitate application processing. Translates and interprets written and verbal information as required.

Area of Selection

This position is open to candidates who are currently resident in the UK, who hold current documentation allowing them to work in the UK, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. Those candidates holding documentation/visas not renewable in the UK such as the Youth Mobility Visa will only be eligible to apply for this position if the expiry date of the visa exceeds the term duration (i.e. past January 2017).

Note: The High Commission of Canada does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interview nor does it reimburse any relocation costs. The High Commission of Canada does not sponsor work permit applications on behalf of candidates.

Conditions of Employment

Hours of work will be 37.5 per week, worked Monday to Friday at time to be arranged by the supervisor. Any job offer is subject to receipt of satisfactory employment and character references and the ability to obtain and maintain an Enhanced Reliability security screening (including a criminal record check). Copies of educational qualifications will be required at the interview stage of the process. Successful candidate must have a valid passport and the required documentation allowing the right to work in the UK, documentation will be required.

Application Process

Please note that we will only accept applications submitted via Amris where you will find more details about this job opportunity.

The High Commission of Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce. The High Commission of Canada is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.


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